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Ham Glaze Recipes

ham glaze recipes

These delicious ham glaze recipes include brown sugar ham glazes and a baked ham maple glaze. Country glazed ham is so delicious and with the variety of glazes you have here you can vary the flavor often.

Prepare the glaze, then brush your favorite glaze all over the top and sides of the ham before baking. Use whatever kind of mustard you prefer, regular, hot and spicy, or Dijon (most of these recipes prefer Dijon).

Most ham glazes use mustard since mustard and ham seem to belong together. Because ham tastes wonderful with something sweet, a sweet taste is usually added to. It can be anything from sugar to syrup to jams and jellies.

I think you will enjoy each of these ham glazes. For each one, mix all of the ingredients together. Score the ham with a knife about 1/2 inch deep at an angle, with lines about 1″ apart. Then score in the opposite direction, making a diamond pattern. You can stud each section with a whole clove if you want. It adds an interesting flavor and looks pretty.

Try a few and see which you and your family prefer.

Ham Glaze Recipes

Honey and Brown Sugar Glaze

With the variety of glazes you have here you can vary the flavor often. They include brown sugar glaze and a baked ham maple glaze.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American


  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard


  • For all of the ham glazes on this page, just mix the ingredients together in a bowl and brush over the ham. As the ham cooks, occasionally brush it with the extra glaze.
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Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (optional)

Baked Ham Maple Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2/3 cup real maple syrup

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cloves

Marmalade Glaze

  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • add enough pineapple juice to create a thick paste

Pineapple Glaze

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup well drained crushed pineapple

Ginger Glaze

  • 1 teaspoon dry ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • canned pear or peach syrup to make a thick paste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Chili Glaze

  • 1/2 cup thick chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup

Mustard and Red Currant Glaze

  • 1/3 cup mustard
  • 1 cup red currant jelly
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Place all ingredients into a saucepan. Stir and warm over medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes until the jelly has melted.

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Ham Glaze Recipes

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